Prick Up Your Ears Movie Review 1987

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Film biography of popular subversive playwright Joe Orton depicts his rise to fame and his eventual murder at the hands of his homosexual lover in 1967. Acclaimed for its realistic and sometimes humorous portrayal of the relationship between two men in a society that regarded homosexuality as a crime, the film unfortunately pays scant attention to Orton's theatrical success. The occasional sluggishness of the script detracts a bit from the three leads' outstanding performances.


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Available on VHS
Running time 110 minutes.
Originally from British.

Cast and Crew

This Is Your Life, Gays, Art & Artists, True Stories
Alan Bennett
Gary Oldman, Alfred Molina, Vanessa Redgrave, Julie Walters, Lindsay Duncan, Wallace Shawn, James Grant, Frances Barber, Janet Dale, Dave Atkins
Oliver Stapleton
Stephen Frears
Stanley Myers
Samuel Goldwyn Company


N.Y. Film Critics 1987: Support. Actress (Redgrave).

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